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By DICK KELSEY, United Press International   |   May 2, 2003 at 5:00 AM
TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY

(Friday, May 2)

Larry Gatlin born in Seminole, Texas, 1948.

Ty Herndon born, 1962.

Marty Robbins' "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife" hits No. 1, 1970.

Millie Good of the Girls of the Golden West dies at age 80, 1993.

(Saturday, May 3)

Cactus Moser, drummer with Highway 101, born in Montrose, Calif., 1957.

Patsy Montana dies at age 83, 1996.

Kitty Wells records No. 1 single "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," 1952.

Joe Stampley's "Roll On Big Mama" goes to No. 1, 1974.

Debbie Boone's "Are You On The Road To Lovin' Me Again" reaches No. 1, 1980.

Alabama's "The Closer You Get" album goes gold and platinum, 1983.

Ernest Tubb's Midnight Jamboree radio program celebrates its 50th anniversary with a street party in downtown Nashville, 1997.

(Sunday, May 4)

Randy Travis born in Marshville, N.C., 1959.

Gene Vincent recorded "Be Bop A Lula," 1957.

The Kingston Trio wins the first country Grammy for "Tom Dooley," 1959.

Hawkshaw Hawkins' "Lonesome 7-7203" hits No. 1, 1963.

Bobby Bare's "Marie Laveau" reaches No. 1, 1974.


MUSIC AND MORE


WORLEY ALBUM, SINGLE TOP COUNTRY CHARTS

Darryl Worley's "Have You Forgotten?" remains No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Album chart for second week and the title single is atop Billboard's singles and tracks list.

The album fell from its No. 4 debut spot to No. 11 on the all-genre Billboard 200.

The Dixie Chicks' "Home" album rose from No. 3 to No. 2 on the country albums chart after 35 weeks while jumping from 33rd to No. 23 on the Billboard 200.

Tony Keith's "Unleashed" went from No. 2 to No. 3, "Now" by Jessica Andrews held the No. 4 position, "Tim McGraw And The Dancehall Doctors" was No. 5 and Shania Twain's "Up!" rose from No. 9 to No. 6.


FAN CAMPS OUT THREE WEEKS FOR JONES TIX

George Jones has a lot of devoted fans, but a woman in Ohio has taken her love for him to extremes.

Susie Burks has been camped outside the Darke County Fairgrounds in Greenville for three weeks to be sure she gets the best front-row seats for Jones's show in August, says WLKY-TV in Louisville, Ky.

This is not a first for Burks, 60. She's been at the head of the line for several shows at the fairgrounds over the past seven years.

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